Not a fan. This was poorly written with very confusing analogies and pointless literary phrasing eg. “He sat and cogitated.” Someone was playing with his thesaurus instead of trying to write something well. The idea has a lot of food for thought: what defines the human experience. Could androids mimic empathy (which it’s worth considering, […]
This is the first and last Charles Dickens novel or any 19th century novel I will ever read….unless I am stuck on a deserted island and have enough time and concentration to spend on analysing old english. I wish I could read like a literature major…but I can’t. I understood the story…but was struggling so much […]
You pretentious, infantile nutter!
On this day in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe published “The Raven.” Come celebrate his failure with us.
I thought this book would be great, an interesting adventure and my first step into the literary world of Greek classics. But after this, I am not rushing out to buy another Greek classic. The story is good, and the interesting mythological creatures and encounters are what kept me reading it. The characters make a […]
Ulysses is/was an important book, in setting the scene for a lot of modern novels. It claims to be a novel, but it’s very hard to see how it could be. The characters and story are virtually nonexistent: what demands attention on every page is “the brilliance of James Joyce.” He has a tremendous vocabulary […]